Argo real-time quality control intercomparison.
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The real-time quality control (RTQC) methods applied to Argo profiling float data by the United Kingdom (UK) Met Office, the United States (US) Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Centre, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the Coriolis Centre are compared and contrasted. Data are taken from the period 2007 to 2011 inclusive and RTQC performance is assessed with respect to Argo delayed-mode quality control (DMQC). An intercomparison of RTQC techniques is performed using a common data set of profiles from 2010 and 2011. The RTQC systems are found to have similar power in identifying faulty Argo profiles but to vary widely in the number of good profiles incorrectly rejected. The efficacy of individual QC tests are inferred from the results of the intercomparison. Techniques to increase QC performance are discussed......
JournalJournal of Operational Oceanography
CitationWedd, R.; Stringer, M. & Haines, K. (2015) Argo real-time quality control intercomparison. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 8:2, pp.108-122, DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2015.1087186